Sunday, June 16th, 2013
1: The Wedding
In episode one, when Chai Li's wedding doesn't go as planned, her close-knit family - brothers Matt and Luce, their wives Caroline and Bernadette, and family friend Herb - rally around to support her. But in this contemporary Australian family, everyone's facing their own issues. For Matt and Caroline, it's negotiating the parenting of Carmody as Matt struggles to hide his increasing estrangement from Caroline. Happily-in-love couple Bernadette and Luce contemplate the shift in their busy domestic household with Bernadette's imminent return to work. Meanwhile Herb, Luce's best friend, convinces Luce to join him in a long-held dream to open up a comedy club: an endeavour that will be a test of commitment for this eternal man-child.
Sunday, June 23rd, 2013
2: The Aftermath
With the wreckage of Chai Li's wedding behind them, it's a time of upheaval as everyone adjusts to new circumstances. Matt has decided it's time to tell Caroline he has made a decision regarding their marriage but is thwarted when she throws him a surprise birthday dinner on the same night. Bernadette struggles to balance home life with her return to work as a school counselor - a task made more difficult by her colleague loading her with additional work and Luce's disastrous attempts at DIY renovations. Chai Li is still searching for an explanation for Joel's no-show at the wedding, causing friction with her well-meaning family who just want her to move on.
Sunday, June 30th, 2013
3: The Secret
Keeping a secret is hard work, especially when all you really want is the comfort and support of your family. Georgie conceals the true reason for posting a raunchy profile picture on Facebook; Caroline struggles to keep her crumbling marriage a secret from Bernadette; and Matt continues to hide his relationship with Alice from everyone around him. Meanwhile, at work, Bernadette discovers there's a reason behind her colleague's odd behaviour and pushes her to confess. But secrets have a way of getting out. Georgie finally reveals why she put the photo on Facebook and Caroline pours out her heartache to sympathetic Luce. Matt clings to his secret even as it threatens to hurt those around him.
Sunday, July 7th, 2013
4: The Rabbit Hole
Herb and Luce entice radio star Garrick Graham to do stand-up at the comedy club, but the gig is a disaster that leaves them rattled and out of pocket. The next day, Luce is breathalysed when moving his car. Compounding his problems, Georgie is showing signs of unhappiness at school and home. Luce questions whether he is to blame but a chance for change comes when Georgie is given an opportunity to vent her feelings in a mediation session set up by the school Principal. Meanwhile, Chai Li comes face-to-face with a regretful and apologetic Joel, who wants her back. Acutely aware of her family's disapproval, Chai Li struggles with the choice of allowing Joel to persuade her into joining him on a trip or letting him go in the hope of finding the stability she truly wants.
Sunday, July 14th, 2013
5: The Silver Lining
Georgie is excited to discover her Dad is working with pop starlet Clara Bell. Luce is less than thrilled but hopes the job may lead to a better paying festival gig. Bernadette is put in a compromised position when she sees Matt with Alice. Luce warns her not to get involved but Bernadette confronts Matt with an uncomfortable ultimatum. Caroline mistakenly thinks Matt wants to get back together. However his confession leaves Caroline hurt and vengeful. She takes her anger at Matt out on Marla, the loving nanny with whom Carmody has started to bond. Chai Li is asked to accompany her boss Ewan on a work trip to Cambodia, leading her to question whether Ewan's motives are purely professional. But every cloud has a silver lining. Caroline recognises the positive influence Marla has had on their lives and Luce has the time of his life when he is offered a chance to jam with his musical idol, guitarist, Jimi Hocking.
Sunday, July 21st, 2013
6: The Truth
Herb is called to his alcoholic mother's house after she has a fall. Alice starts to wonder if Matt is taking their relationship seriously.
Sunday, July 28th, 2013
7: The Mistake
Bernadette helps a student whose welfare appears in jeopardy. Luce is traumatised when he hurts Georgie and Matt struggles to deal with the fallout from his marriage breakdown.
Sunday, August 4th, 2013
8: The Right Place
Herb joins Garrick's morning radio show. Chai Li researches her adoption from Vietnam and Caroline goes on a surprising adventure with an exciting younger man.
Sunday, August 11th, 2013
9: The Missing
Matt negotiates time with his son Carmody, but ends up taking care of an AFL client at the same time. Caroline is lonely without Carmody but receives surprising comfort from elsewhere.
Sunday, August 18th, 2013
10: The B-Side
Luce and Bernadette find boundaries challenged: Luce, by a musician and Bernadette, by a student Jesse who is looking for a family to love him. A new relationship blossoms for Chai Li.
Sunday, August 25th, 2013
11: The Jigsaw Piece
Chai Li returns to Vietnam in search of her birth mother. Herb pulls a prank on his co-host that goes dreadfully wrong and Alice gives Matt some unexpected news.
Sunday, September 1st, 2013
12: The Learning Curve
Relationships are tested for all the three siblings. Luce reluctantly helps Bernadette; Chai Li incurs the wrath of Herb with talk of Vietnam; and Matt finally apologises to Caroline.
Sunday, September 8th, 2013
13: The Windfall
Herb makes an announcement at the Wise Crack and Caroline surprises Matt after working well together. Bernadette must decide whether to have the test for the breast cancer gene.
Thursday, June 26th, 2014
1: The Accident
When a family member is involved in a horrific accident, Chai Li races home to Australia. Caroline returns to work and Bernadette receives her gene test results.
Thursday, July 3rd, 2014
2: The Family Tree
Caroline finds herself alone with an unwell Alice, and Bernadette grapples with the choices she must make in light of her gene results.
Thursday, July 10th, 2014
3: The Negotiation
Matt prepares to negotiate the biggest deal of his career. Ray is fitted with a prosthetic leg and later surprises Rosa at a fun family dinner at the bowls club.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014
4: The Choice
Luce's show is falling to pieces, Chai Li and Herb struggle to find common ground and Bernadette makes a decision in relation to having the BRCA1 gene.
Thursday, July 24th, 2014
5: The Dream
Luce is excited about the upcoming one night only performance and Ray confides in Chai Li about his recurring nightmares about Vietnam.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
6: The Birthday Dinner
Herb takes his mother in after he discovers she's been evicted, Matt reluctantly attends a speed dating event and Luce searches for a real job.
Thursday, August 7th, 2014
7: The Man on the Bus
On a bus ride home from Luna Park the Tivollis witness an ugly incident when two youths harass another young man.
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
8: The Proposal
Georgie is caught with marijuana, Caroline and Diana receive great news in relation to their case and Herb and Chai Li help organise a surprise event for Bernadette.